I always thought Pascal was better for most purposes than C and its offspring. I only switched because nobody else was using it.
It's not just "doing work". To me, getting onto my favorite forum and telling someone, in great detail, why they are wrong is much easier on my PC than on a phone/tablet.
I thought it was because they didn't want their German market to say "Windows? Nein!".
The last time I googled my real name, I didn't even see my FB account. I saw several FB & Linkedin accounts with my name, but they weren't me. I did find a dumb question I asked on some mailing list, but nobody can prove that that was really me.
American voters are stupid.
American voters might, stupidly, get to choose from another-Clinton or another-Bush in the coming presidential election.
About the only good thing to say is they won't get to vote for Obama again.
At least, not until Michelle decides to run.
One of my systems at work kept rejecting my attempts to change my password. The one it finally accepted had the added bonus that I wasn't likely to give it out in mixed company.
IMO, COBOL was very readable, but no language can stop people from writing unreadable programs (and I saw lots of those). One of my gripes about the language is, it had no concept of scope; all variables were global.
This is the opposite of true. NOT buying insurance is taking a gamble that an average or below-average amount of bad stuff will happen to you. Buying insurance puts a (more or less) fixed price on the cost of bad stuff happening to you. You could save money by taking the gamble... or possibly not. And most people don't have the cash reserves to assume that amount of risk.
Agreed. My mom has good health insurance, and for 79 years she paid far more than she got. She had a fall shortly before her 80th birthday, and if she hadn't had the insurance, that one incident would have wiped her out, and then some.
My "main" password isn't on their list, but it is a dictionary word, it's short, and it doesn't have numbers or specials. It's also only used on unimportant websites.
One of my banks didn't allow special characters. They changed and now do allow them, but that was pretty recent.
No, but maybe Microsoft should. What's good for the goose.
Last I heard, they still sell Office 2013, though they're trying to push 365.
I despise Romney, I have never voted for him and unless he's running against a demon I won't ever vote for him.
While I'm no Romney fan, odds are he'll be running against Hilary, who many people would classify as a demon.
Well, one fire, started by said lightning, could destroy my desktop, my laptops, and any backup media that's in my house. Which means my online backup IS the backup.
That brings up an interesting question. What happens when an unelectable candidate goes up against another unelectable candidate? One of them has to win, in which case s/he isn't unelectable by definition. Unless a 3rd party wins, but everyone knows they're unelectable.